Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen has returned to the Premier League after two years. The 29-year old joined Tottenham Hotspur from Ajax in 2013 and spent seven seasons at the North London club before leaving for Inter Milan in 2020.
However, he suffered a cardiac arrest during the Euro 2020 game between Denmark and Finland, causing him to collapse right on the pitch. Thankfully, he was later revived but no one was sure whether or not he would quit football.
Premier League Return for Christian Eriksen as He Signs for Brentford
Eriksen Returns to Football After Suffering Cardiac Arrest
Finally, after a long wait, he has made the decision to continue with his professional football career- and has joined Premier League club Brentford.
Brentford manager Thomas Frank who had previously worked with Eriksen years back when he was the manager of the Danish national youth team said;
“I am looking forward to working with Christian again. It has been a while since I last coached him, and a lot has happened since then.
“Christian was 16 at the time and has become one of the best midfield players to appear in the Premier League. He has also won trophies all over Europe and become the star of the Danish national team.
“We have taken an unbelievable opportunity to bring a world class player to Brentford. He hasn’t trained with a team for seven months but has done a lot of work on his own. He is fit but we will need to get him match fit and I am looking forward to seeing him work with the players and staff to get back towards his highest level.
“At his best, Christian has the ability to dictate games of football. He can find the right passes and is a goal threat. He also has very, very good set piece delivery, both from corners and direct free kicks. He is a player you can find with the ball, and he will come up with a solution to the problem in front of him.
“Christian will also bring experience of top level football to the club. I expect him to have an impact in the dressing room and at the training ground.”
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